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Gluten Free Carrot Zucchini Mini Muffins

You'd never guess these delicious carrot and zucchini mini-muffins are gluten free. Serve them for breakfast or top them with frosting for a healthy dessert!
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Gluten Free Carrot Zucchini Mini Muffins

Servings

10

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 large egg (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots (from 1 medium peeled carrot)
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini (from 1 medium unpeeled zucchini)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese (at room temperature (about 8 ounces))
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. This recipe originally appeared on Giada At Home. Episode: Treasure Hunt.
  2. For the muffins, place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 mini-muffin cups with (1 1/2-inch) paper liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sieve together the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add any solids leftover in the sieve to the bowl and mix in.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, and egg. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Mix in the grated carrot, grated zucchini, and raisins.
  5. Using 2 small spoons, fill the prepared muffin cups 3/4 full with the batter and bake until light golden, about 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. For the frosting, in a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and honey until smooth.
  7. To serve, spread the cooled muffins with frosting, if using, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
10
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
23 grams
Protein
5 grams
Fat
21 grams
Saturated Fat
6 grams
Cholestrol
44 milligrams
Sodium
198 milligrams
Fiber
2 grams
Sugar
15 grams
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